Dunkirk boys, Southwestern girls win track dual
Dunkirk and Southwestern split their CCAA Division 1 boys and girls track meets on Tuesday, at Karl Hoeppner Field, with the boys’ meet going to Dunkirk and the girls’ meet going to Southwestern.
The Marauders dropped the Trojans 82-59 behind a pair of wins each by Nick Barlette and Rashad Graham. Barlette took first in the 100-meter dash (:10.9), as well as the 200 (:23.7) while Graham was first in the 400 (:54.5) and the high jump (5-feet, 8-inches).
“That’s the fastest he’s ever ran,” Dunkirk boys’ coach Kurt Warmbrodt said of Barlette’s time in the 100. “That’s right up there with the school record.”
The Marauders were helped in the distance events as Ethan Francis won the 1,600 in 4:54 and Javier Soto was first in the 3,200 in a time of 10:44.
“They had good competition in Hetrick,” Warmbrodt said. “They were both able to outrun him. That was commendable.”
Jordan Powers won three events for the Trojans, as he came in first in the 100 hurdles (:16.1), the 400 hurdles (1:01.1) and the pole vault (11-6). Alex Peck won a pair of events for Southwestern. He took first in the long jump (19-1), as well as the triple jump (39-5).
In the girls meet, the Lady Trojans dropped the Lady Marauders 83-58.
Brittany Feldman won three events to lead Southwestern, as she took home top honors in the 200 (:26.6) 400 (:59.9) and the high jump (5-1).
“That’s a very talented program,” Dunkirk girls’ coach A.J. Burnside said. “Feldman is on pace to go to States for potentially three events. It’s tough to compete against that caliber, but our ladies showed up ready to give them their all.”
For the Lady Marauders, Amanda Michalski, Lisa Dunbar and Rachel Rosas all won two events. Michalski was first in the long jump (14-9) and triple jump (33-9), Dunbar was first in the 100 (:12.9) and pole vault (8-6) and Rosas took first in the 1,500 (5:13.9) and the 800 (2:31.9).
“It’s never easy to lose,” Burnside said. “But seeing some records broken and Sectional qualifiers today certainly eases the pain. Our athletes matched up well with Southwestern, but they simply edged us enough to win.”
Dunbar, Samantha Hemenger, Samiyha Toomer and Janelle Jasinski took first in the 4×100 relay, automatically qualifying for the Section 6 meet with their time of 52.7 seconds. Michalski’s distance in the long jump was a personal best while her distance in the triple jump set a new school record and automatically qualified her for Sectionals. The previous school record was held by Molly Tuning. Tuning leapt 33-1-1/2 in 2004.
Agape Berakah provisionally qualified for Sectionals with her first-place throw of 29-9 1/2 in the shot put while Rosas’ 5:13 in the 1,500 provisionally qualified her for Sectionals.
Clymer-Sherman-Panama 72, Gowanda 60
GOWANDA – Gowanda’s girls track and field team fell to Clymer-Sherman-Panama during CCAA Division 1 action on Tuesday, 72-60.
The Lady Panthers (0-3) got wins from Kelsey Eddy in the 100-meter hurdles (:18.8), Hunter Samuelson in the 400 hurdles (1:13.7), Emma Weyand in the long jump (13-feet, 6-1/2-inches) and Sarah Grubbs in the high jump (4-4).
“It was a nice day,” Gowanda girls’ coach Pete Palmer said. “We had some good times . We had a 4:30 in the 4×400 relay, which was nine seconds faster than we had at the Dunkirk Invitational. And we took four seconds off our 4×800 relay time.”
Weyand, Hannah Brawdy, Eddy and Marcella Torres helped the 4×100 relay team to a first-place finish in a time of 56.8 seconds while Colleen Steward, Grubbs, Taylor Kickbush and Samuelson took first in the 4×800 relay. The quartet finished in a time of 10:36.2.
In the boys’ meet, Clymer/Sherman/Panama track and field teams (1-2) defeated their Gowanda counterparts, 87-45, led by wins in the 4×800-meter relay (9:03.6) and the 4×100 relay (:47.1). Dylan Scouten won the 100 (:11.4) and 200 (:23.6) for CSP while Ryan Carpenter took the 1600 (5:08.4).
Kevin Fredrickson won both hurdles events – 110 high hurdles (17.8) and the 400 hurdles (1:02.9) – in a team defeat for Gowanda.
Cattaraugus-Little Valley 88, Cassadaga Valley 44
SINCLAIRVILLE – Hope Zielinski was a triple winner, but in the end it was not enough as Cassadaga Valley fell to Cattaraugus-Little Valley, 88-44, Tuesday in CCAA Division 2 girls high school track and field.
In the field events, Zielinski won the shot put and the high jump with a throw of 23-feet-6 inches and a leap of 4-4, respectively. She also won the 200-meter dash with a time of :30.9.
Meanwhile, Brittney Johnston won the 400 at 1:13 and Kendra Dorman won the triple jump with a leap of 26-11. Krystalyn LeBarron won the 100 hurdles, as she crossed the finish line at :20.1.
The Lady Cougars also took on Randolph and fell, 103-7.
Zielinski took second place in the high jump.